Conference Program

TOURS

WORKSHOPS & PLENARIES

NETWORKING & BREAKS

SPECIAL EVENTS

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11-13

8:00am - 4:30pm | Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy: Workshop for Changemakers by Shaun Loney

An Army of Problem Solvers book coverBuilding on his 2016 book “An Army of Problem Solvers“, social entrepreneur Shaun Loney will take participants through a 7 part process to dig into the art and science of solving complex problems, particularly at the local community scale. Learn how to see poverty and other social and environmental challenges as opportunities, how to better understand the motivations and drivers of people, business, and government, and how to support the re-emergence of Indigenous economics

 

This two and a half-day event is limited to 25 registrants. Cost is $300 per person. Lunch and morning refreshments are included.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

**Event held at Bissett School of Business (EB 3047) Mount Royal University 4825 Mt Royal Gate SW

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This learning workshop is sponsored by

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

9:00am-2:30pm |Local Economy Tour Olds & Cochrane (These Tours Have Been Combined!)

Local Economy Tour Cochrane – The Way the West is Now

Downtown CochraneJust west of Calgary’s city limits is the bustling town of Cochrane. On this tour, you will discover how local economy initiatives are building community pride, revitalizing mainstreet and strengthening small business in Cochrane. The walking tour will begin at Cochrane’s Visitor and Resident Information Centre to learn from Mike Korman, Economic Development Manager, about the Proudly Cochrane, Made in Cochrane and Cochrane Dollars initiatives. You will then be guided through the Historic Downtown revitalization effort to show how Cochrane is strengthening the older section of the town to keep relevant with the major regional shopping developments south of the CP Rail Track. Lunch will be held at the Half Hitch Brewery which will include a Tour of this local microbrew success story.  

Local Economy Tour Olds – The Incredible Story of Community Empowerment

Just a short distance from Calgary is the Town of Olds. A rural community of 9100 people that is leading by example. On this tour you will meet passionate volunteers and visionaries that are building a thriving local economy for Olds and the region by strengthening social networks and prioritizing the arts and the environment.

The Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development is a 16-year-old CED organization with over 150 active volunteers and over a dozen working groups supporting a small staff team. They have pioneered Canada’s first 100% community owned and operated broad band network providing free WIFI in most parks and commercial areas in the community. This utility infrastructure and O-NET the Internet Service Provider operating on the network are social enterprises owned by the Olds Institute. The Olds Institute also operates an Information and Entrepreneurship Centre and retails electricity and natural gas. The proceeds from these activities support CED initiatives in the community.

Enjoy local food and craft beer while visiting some of the community’s social enterprises to discover how the community is growing capacity and building shared knowledge.

**Participants will be taken by bus to Olds leaving and returning from Hotel Arts.

12:00pm-2:30pm |Local Economy Tour - The Rise of Co-ops in YYC

See and learn firsthand how co-operatives drive innovation and foster resiliency in Calgary.  This tour will feature stops at different co-operatives ranging in size and focus, and will also provide an opportunity to get to know the city better.

This walking tour will be hosted by staff from the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association and feature presentations from co-op employees. The various stops will include: MEC, Alberta Community Energy, Grain Exchange, First Calgary Financial, Last Best Brewery, Servus Credit Union, and YYC Growers and Distributors.

Participants will learn about the daily workings of our co-op sector, and be able to discuss topics relevant to their work.

**No lunch served. Participants will be taken on a walking tour leaving and returning from Hotel Arts.

12:30pm-2:30pm |Local Economy Tour - Social Entrepreneurship and Alternative Financing Solutions

Can business create a positive social impact and make a profit? Come discover the heart of CMNGD (pronounced COMMONGOOD), a social enterprise, providing on the job experience and mentoring, at a living wage, to people living in our homeless shelter (The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre) through a linen laundry service tailored to the hospitality industry.  Join the Founders and employees of CMNGD for an interactive tour of the first Solar Thermal Commercial Laundry Plant in Canada, designed by Eclipse Sustainability Projects, as we discuss how to do business differently by positively impacting people, planet, profit and purpose in business. CMNGD is not only creating a positive social impact but they’ve financed their business using ATB BoostR. ATB BoostR has been used by multiple Alberta businesses to crowdfund their business using reward based incentives. Learn more about rewards based crowdfunding and how social businesses like CMNGD and others are using it to fund their businesses.

**Participants will be taken by bus leaving and returning from Hotel Arts.

9:00am-12:30pm | Empowering indigenous communities with stronger employment and economic development policies

(a workshop organized in partnership with the LEED Programme of the OECD) – presented by Sylvain Giguère from the OECD

In many OECD countries (including Canada, the United States, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand), there is a gap between indigenous and non-indigenous people on a range of critical socio-economic outcomes, including unemployment, educational attainment, and overall well-being. Well designed and targeted policies can assist indigenous peoples in developing skills to find long-term employment, while also contributing to broader economic development objectives and inclusive growth. This workshop will explore the role of federal, provincial and local policies in better preparing indigenous peoples for the labour markets of today and tomorrow. The workshop will focus on policy innovations in Canada and internationally that have positively contributed to the local employment and economic development outcomes of indigenous peoples. Discussions from this session will feed into an OECD report that will be published in December 2017.

Location: Hotel Arts – Spectrum 1/2

3:00pm-5:30pm | Opening Reception

Celebrate and connect with fellow community leaders from across Canada at the opening reception for EconoUs2017. Hear from Chief Dr. Robert Joseph from Reconciliation Canada and Shaun Loney, social entrepreneur, on reconciliation in the context of creating shared prosperity for all.

Location: Calgary Public Library, John Dutton Theatre

The opening reception is being held at the John Dutton Theatre on the second floor of the Central Library. The reception will kick off at 3:00pm with light food and refreshments while mingling with friends new and old from across Canada. At 3:30 sharp we’ll move into the theatre to hear from our MCs and speakers. Please don’t be late!

Getting there:

  • Meet at Hotel Arts between 2:30 – 3:00 and enjoy a guided walk with Calgary Economic Development to the John Dutton Theatre.
  • Arrive via public transit using the LRT City Hall C-Train Station
  • Park your bike on the east side of the Central Library
  • Park your car in the City Hall Parkade at 322 9 Ave SE or in the Impark lot at 332 6 Ave SE
5:30pm-8:30pm | Food for Thought

Food For Thought is a feast for the senses! Enjoy 20+ local food and beverage sampling stations where you’ll savour Calgary’s finest ingredients while mingling with chefs and farmers. Learn why sustainable growing practices make a difference to your health, the planet and the local economy. Each ticket sold will provide a meal to someone in need through Mealshare. Proudly hosted by REAP Business Association in partnership with Hotel Arts.

Location: Hotel Arts

Alberta CED Gathering - 7:00 pm Hotel Arts Galleria Room

This gathering is designed to help us build relationships amongst Alberta CED stakeholders and inspire a sense of possibility for the future of CED in the province. We’ll dialogue about what’s possible for CED in Alberta and how we can move opportunities forward

If you would like to participate please contact: Sarah Leeson-Klym [email protected] or 204-218-1355

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

6:30am-7:30am | Yoga in the Park

Location: Hotel Arts Galleria Room

Yoga with Natasha Peace

Natasha has been teaching yoga for 16+ years and is inspired by her love and fascination of the power of breath. Teachers who have inspired her along the way are Danielle Pechie, Rameen Peyrow, Nancy Gilgoff, Fiona Stang and many teachers throughout the city of Calgary. Her class will leave you feeling blissfully balanced!

7:30am-9:15am | Breakfast Plenary - Building Thriving Communities
Hear how community leaders from across Canada are using grassroots engagement to change lives and overcome challenges to build Thriving Communities.

 

 

Location: Hotel Arts

**Breakfast will be served in the lobby between 7:30 – 8:00am.

9:15am-9:45am | Networking Break
Location: Hotel Arts
9:45am-11:00am | Workshop Block 1

 

 

BLOCK 1 – 9.45 am – 11.00 amVENUEBILINGUAL
Sustainable Development GoalsHotel Arts – Spectrum 2Y
Alberta Economic Development and Trade: Resources for Corporations and CommunitiesHotel Arts – Spectrum 1
Community Hubs: Better TogetherFirst Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall
Roundtable on social innovation and social financeHotel Arts – Main BallroomY
WorkLinks: The strength of innovation and communityMemorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 1
Broadband in rural communitiesCommunity Wise -2nd Flr Boardroom
Meeting People Where They Are: paradigm shifting community impactFirst Baptist Church – Underwood Room
The living wage as a CED strategyMemorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 2
The Changing Nature of AgricultureCommunity Wise -The Underground Room

For workshop descriptions visit https://econous.ca/workshops

**(Please note that the Community Wise venue is inaccessible via wheelchair)

11:00am-11:30am | Networking Break
Location: Hotel Arts
11:30am-12:45pm | Workshop Block 2

 

 

BLOCK 2 – 11.30 am – 12.45 pmVENUEBILINGUAL
Anti-racist Organizational ChangeFirst Baptist Church – Underwood Room
Coop ways of making renewables accessible and do-ableCommunity Wise -The Underground Room
Place based CED: a partnership approachHotel Arts – Spectrum 1
Building bridges between worker co-operatives and social enterpriseHotel Arts – Spectrum 2Y
Microenterprise in the age of the gig economyCommunity Wise -2nd Flr Boardroom
Working Women: supporting careers and familyMemorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 2
Social Purchasing: a market-based tool for building healthy communitiesHotel Arts – Main BallroomY
Social Impact MeasurementFirst Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall
Stronger Together: Local Business Networks Create Shared ProsperityMemorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 1

**(Please note that the Community Wise venue is inaccessible via wheelchair)

For workshop descriptions visit https://econous.ca/workshops

12:45pm-2:15pm | Lunch
Enjoy the bustle of Calgary’s street food culture at Central Memorial Park. Choose your lunch from a variety of food trucks offering locally made, high quality and sustainable options sure to please any palette!

 

 

Location: Central Memorial Park

2:15pm-3:30pm | Workshop Block 3

 

 

BLOCK 3 – 2.15 pm – 3.30 pmVENUEBILINGUAL
Three Cities, Three Approaches to CEDHotel Arts – Main BallroomY
Bridging the gap with Indigenous communitiesCommunity Wise -The Underground Room
Saving Main StreetMemorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 2
Micro Lending as a CED toolHotel Arts – Spectrum 2Y
Discover Hidden Talent: tap into the untapped labour marketHotel Arts – Spectrum 1
Leadership for the New EconomyFirst Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall
Exploring the Potential of Social Franchising in CanadaMemorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 1
Local InvestingFirst Baptist Church – Underwood Room
Making Money Make a DifferenceCommunity Wise -2nd Flr Boardroom

**(Please note that the Community Wise venue is inaccessible via wheelchair)

For workshop descriptions visit https://econous.ca/workshops

 

3:30pm-4:00pm | Networking Break
Location: Hotel Arts
4:00pm-6:30pm | Craft Brew Tour

Craft brewing is on the rise across Canada. Alberta has grown from 19 breweries in 2014 to 51 today, with a new brewery opening every month. New local breweries bring more options for consumers, more tourism to the province, and most importantly, they create jobs in communities in every part of Alberta. Our craft brewers are an important component of the local food movement reconnecting people to the land, to those that make their food and to the community.

Beer sampler tray with 5 different types of beer in glassesTerry Rock, Executive Director of Alberta Small Brewers Association will be our guide. We will travel to Calgary’s Northeast to visit three local brewers. Toolshed had humble beginnings in a backyard toolshed. Don’t be fooled by their name and roots, they are the fastest growing brewery in Calgary. We’ll cap the tour stopping by Common Crown whose goal is to bring people together through music, the arts, and beer.

By the end of this tour, we promise you’ll have fallen in love with our brewers, our beer, and our city.

Breweries included:

  • Tool Shed
  • Common Crown
  • Zero Issue Brewing

 **Participants will be taken by bus leaving and returning from Hotel Arts.

4:00pm-6:30pm | Beakerhead Tour
Beakerhead art installation, tentacles coming out of building with astronaut in the foreground

Photo by Trevor Lalonde

 

TOUR THE UPS AND DOWNS OF HUMAN INGENUITY!

 

Let one of Beakerhead’s enthusiastic Curiosity Rovers take you on a tour of some of the 2017 Beakerhead installations. You’ll get a dose of delight — and science! — on this 60-minute walking tour. Beakerhead is a smash-up of art, science, and engineering that runs from September 13 – 17, 2017. This year, the major installations create a larger-than-life story of Snakes and Ladders, highlighting the ups and downs of invention and innovation. The tour will take you through multiple experiences that are vastly different but share a common theme of celebrating human potential and imagination.  Join us for an exploration of the game-changing characteristic of people who have stood here since the beginning of human history to today. The installations are approximately 15 minutes apart, so wear your walking shoes.

** Participants will be taken on a walking tour leaving and returning from Hotel Arts.

 

 

4:00pm-6:30pm | Techstock Tour
Join us as we escort you to the Alastair Ross Technology Centre, one of the city’s largest innovation hubs, for TechStock 2017. This year, we explore how technology and social innovations are making a profound impact on our society and driving change in areas such as sustainability, health, education, gender equality, and more. Walk through our exhibition halls and visit 30+ companies and organizations that are driving change for an afternoon of energy, interactive technology and displays, food trucks and more.

 

 

This annual event, presented by Innovate Calgary, runs as part of Beakerhead, a week-long smash up of art, science, and engineering.

**Participants will be taken by city transit (accompanied by volunteers) leaving and returning from Hotel Arts.

 

6:00pm-10:00pm | Doing Business Differently: An Evening of Celebration and Alignment
TRICO Foundation social enterprize awardsJoin Trico Charitable Foundation for the Social EnterPrize, where two Canadian social enterprises will receive $100,000 each for demonstrating best practices, impact and innovation in Doing Business Differently.

 

 

These recipients will then be joined by two past recipients – Potluck Café and Catering and Mission Possible – for a panel conversation about alignment, the ‘secret sauce’ behind their success. The discussion will highlight the power of aligning the three EconoUs2017 themes, and aligning concepts that are too often thought of as mutually exclusive: using strong business models while also strategically utilizing grants, being a lead organization while also embracing community partnerships, and addressing the immediate needs of those in poverty while also seeking systemic change.

2017 Social EnterPrize Recipients:

 Location: Hotel Arts

**The evening will kick-off in the lobby of Hotel Arts at 6:00pm with exhibits and mingling with social entrepreneurs and community leaders that are innovation for shared prosperity. At 7:15pm we’ll move into the ballroom for dinner and the Trico Social EnterPrize Awards Ceremony.

Individual tickets are available for this event only here.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

6:30am-7:30am | Yoga in the Park
Location: Central Memorial Park (weather permitting)

Yoga with Natasha Peace

Natasha has been teaching yoga for 16+ years and is inspired by her love and fascination of the power of breath. Teachers who have inspired her along the way are Danielle Pechie, Rameen Peyrow, Nancy Gilgoff, Fiona Stang and many teachers throughout the city of Calgary. Her class will leave you feeling blissfully balanced!

7:30am-9:15am | Breakfast Plenary - Building Thriving Communities
Hear how community leaders from across Canada are using grassroots engagement to change lives and overcome challenges to build Thriving Communities.

 

Location: Hotel Arts

**Breakfast will be served in the lobby between 7:30 – 8:00am.

9:15am-9:45am | Networking Break
Location: Hotel Arts
9:45am-11:00am | Workshop Block 1

BLOCK 1 – 9.45 am – 11.00 am


Sustainable Development Goals
Hotel Arts – Spectrum 2
Bilingual: Yes


Alberta EcDev and Trade: Resources for Corporations and Communities
Hotel Arts – Spectrum 1


Community Hubs: Better Together
First Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall


Roundtable on social innovation and social finance
Hotel Arts – Main Ballroom
Bilingual: Yes


WorkLinks: The strength of innovation and community
Memorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 1


Broadband in rural communities
Community Wise -2nd Flr Boardroom


Meeting People Where They Are: paradigm shifting community impact
First Baptist Church – Underwood Room


The living wage as a CED strategy
Memorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 2


The Changing Nature of Agriculture
Community Wise -The Underground Room

11:00am-11:30am | Networking Break
Location: Hotel Arts
11:30am-12:45pm | Workshop Block 2

BLOCK 2 – 11.30 am – 12.45 pm


Anti-racist Organizational Change
First Baptist Church – Underwood Room


Coop ways of making renewables accessible and do-able
Community Wise -The Underground Room


Place based CED: a partnership approach
Hotel Arts – Spectrum 1


Building bridges between worker co-operatives and social enterprise
Hotel Arts – Spectrum 2
Bilingual: Yes


Microenterprise in the age of the gig economy
Community Wise -2nd Flr Boardroom


Working Women: supporting careers and family
Memorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 2


Social Purchasing: a market-based tool for building healthy communities
Hotel Arts – Main Ballroom
Bilingual: Yes


Social Impact Measurement
First Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall


Stronger Together: Local Business Networks Create Shared Prosperity
Memorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 1

12:45pm-2:15pm | Lunch
Enjoy the bustle of Calgary’s street food culture at Central Memorial Park. Choose your lunch from a variety of food trucks offering locally made, high quality and sustainable options sure to please any palette!

Location: Central Memorial Park

2:15pm-3:30pm | Workshop Block 3

BLOCK 3 – 2.15 pm – 3.30 pm


Three Cities, Three Approaches to CED
Hotel Arts – Main Ballroom
Bilingual: Yes


Bridging the gap with Indigenous communities
Community Wise -The Underground Room


Saving Main Street
Memorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 2  


Micro Lending as a CED tool
Hotel Arts – Spectrum 2
Bilingual: Yes


Discover Hidden Talent: tap into the untapped labour market
Hotel Arts – Spectrum 1  


Leadership for the New Economy
First Baptist Church – Fellowship Hall  


Exploring the Potential of Social Franchising in Canada
Memorial Park Library – Meeting Rm 1


Local Investing
First Baptist Church – Underwood Room  


Making Money Make a Difference
Community Wise -2nd Flr Boardroom  


For workshop descriptions visit https://econous.ca/workshops

 

 

3:30pm-4:00pm | Networking Break
Location: Hotel Arts
4:00pm-6:30pm | Craft Brew Tour

Craft brewing is on the rise across Canada. Alberta has grown from 19 breweries in 2014 to 51 today, with a new brewery opening every month. New local breweries bring more options for consumers, more tourism to the province, and most importantly, they create jobs in communities in every part of Alberta. Our craft brewers are an important component of the local food movement reconnecting people to the land, to those that make their food and to the community.

Beer sampler tray with 5 different types of beer in glassesTerry Rock, Executive Director of Alberta Small Brewers Association will be our guide. We will travel to Calgary’s Northeast to visit three local brewers. Toolshed had humble beginnings in a backyard toolshed. Don’t be fooled by their name and roots, they are the fastest growing brewery in Calgary. We’ll cap the tour stopping by Common Crown whose goal is to bring people together through music, the arts, and beer.

By the end of this tour, we promise you’ll have fallen in love with our brewers, our beer, and our city.

Breweries included:

  • Tool Shed
  • Common Crown
  • Zero Issue Brewing

 **Participants will be taken by bus leaving and returning from Hotel Arts.

4:00pm-6:30pm | Beakerhead Tour
Beakerhead art installation, tentacles coming out of building with astronaut in the foreground

Photo by Trevor Lalonde

 

TOUR THE UPS AND DOWNS OF HUMAN INGENUITY!

 

Let one of Beakerhead’s enthusiastic Curiosity Rovers take you on a tour of some of the 2017 Beakerhead installations. You’ll get a dose of delight — and science! — on this 60-minute walking tour. Beakerhead is a smash-up of art, science, and engineering that runs from September 13 – 17, 2017. This year, the major installations create a larger-than-life story of Snakes and Ladders, highlighting the ups and downs of invention and innovation. The tour will take you through multiple experiences that are vastly different but share a common theme of celebrating human potential and imagination.  Join us for an exploration of the game-changing characteristic of people who have stood here since the beginning of human history to today. The installations are approximately 15 minutes apart, so wear your walking shoes.

 

 

 

4:00pm-6:30pm | Techstock Tour
Join us as we escort you to the Alastair Ross Technology Centre, one of the city’s largest innovation hubs, for TechStock 2017. This year, we explore how technology and social innovations are making a profound impact on our society and driving change in areas such as sustainability, health, education, gender equality, and more. Walk through our exhibition halls and visit 30+ companies and organizations that are driving change for an afternoon of energy, interactive technology and displays, food trucks and more.

This annual event, presented by Innovate Calgary, runs as part of Beakerhead, a week-long smash up of art, science, and engineering.

**Participants will be taken by city transit (accompanied by volunteers) leaving and returning from Hotel Arts.

 

6:00pm-10:00pm | Doing Business Differently: An Evening of Celebration and Alignment
TRICO Foundation social enterprize awardsJoin Trico Charitable Foundation for the Social EnterPrize, where two Canadian social enterprises will receive $100,000 each for demonstrating best practices, impact and innovation in Doing Business Differently.

These recipients will then be joined by two past recipients – Potluck Café and Catering and Mission Possible – for a panel conversation about alignment, the ‘secret sauce’ behind their success. The discussion will highlight the power of aligning the three EconoUs2017 themes, and aligning concepts that are too often thought of as mutually exclusive: using strong business models while also strategically utilizing grants, being a lead organization while also embracing community partnerships, and addressing the immediate needs of those in poverty while also seeking systemic change.

2017 Social EnterPrize Recipients:

  • Dan Kershaw (Executive Director, Furniture Bank)
  • Diane Hodgins  (CFO, Shorefast Foundation)

Location: Hotel Arts

**The evening will kick-off in the lobby of Hotel Arts at 6:00pm with exhibits and mingling with social entrepreneurs and community leaders that are innovation for shared prosperity. At 7:15pm we’ll move into the ballroom for dinner and the Trico Social EnterPrize Awards Ceremony.

Individual tickets for this event are available HERE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

6:30am-7:30am | Yoga in the Park

Location: Hotel Arts Galleria Room

Yoga with Uttamjeet Kaur

Uttamjeet Kaur describes the call to practice Kundalini Yoga as a voice impossible to ignore. Completely different from other styles of yoga, she was attracted to the unique facets of Kundalini Yoga. Uttamjeet is described as a grounded and comical yogi. She encourages people to be respectful of their bodies while at the same time she safely pushes you to go beyond the limits created by the mind. Her class will leave you feeling empowered, focused and aware of your full potential.

Kundalini Yoga is considered the most comprehensive of yoga traditions, combining meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques. It works quickly to give you grace, balance, and most of all the ability to remain calm, centred and clear through life’s challenges. Previous experience in yoga is not required in order to achieve results with your very first class.

For more on Kundalini Yoga visit Studio Sat Nam.

7:30am-9:15am | Breakfast Plenary: Creating Good Jobs

Raising the Democratic Stakes:
Community Economic Development Strategies for Polarized Times

Looking to the end of this decade, we can see community economic developers are up against rising inequality, disruptive technology and polarizing politics. The good jobs that were the foundation of shared prosperity are disappearing. Citizens have been reduced to stakeholders in a local economic development process that too often acknowledges their interests but not their democratic power. It’s a time of experimentation with bold strategies to “raise the stakes” — to build power among residents and workers for decent work and equitable economic growth. It’s also an era of unprecedented collaboration in workplaces, neighbourhoods and cities everywhere.  Panelists will discuss their current strategies and collaborative efforts, and challenge participants to reflect on what we can do to create sustainable livelihoods for all in the 21st century.

This plenary will explore how we as community leaders can unify and strengthen our vision to create good jobs and shared prosperity for all.

Panelits: 

  • Colette Murphy (Executive Director, Atkinson Foundation)
  • Sylvain Giguere (Head, Local Economic & Employment Division (LEED), OECD)
  • Alejandra Bravo (Director of Leadership and Training at the Broadbent Institute)
  • Jessica Bonanno (Chief Financial Officer & Director, Employee Ownership Program (Democracy Collaborative)

Location: Hotel Arts

**Breakfast will be served in the lobby between 7:30 – 8:00am.

 

9:15am - 9:30am | Networking Break
9:30am-11:00am | From Learning to Action Part 1
What if we could leverage the collective talent and ideas of attendees at EconoUs2017 to create, improve, and work on actual projects in actual communities across Canada? What if you could bring the idea you’ve been working on and get focused coaching from the brilliant minds who will be at the conference?  What if you came to a learning conference and left with concrete action steps informed by that learning?

 

 

 

 

This year we will spend our final plenary session moving from learning to action through a rapid design and peer coaching process that helps accelerate ideas using the talent that’s in the room. Up to a quarter of the participants at EconoUs2017 will have an opportunity to work on their projects in a collaborative and dynamic process.  Think about the work you are doing, questions you have and places you are stuck. Gain the insight of a small group of peer coaches who will help bring fresh perspective and new ideas to your work. As a peer coach, you will gain inspiration and exposure to ideas that relate to work you’re doing while being part of helping bring great ideas to life.

11:00am - 11:30am | Networking Break
11:30am-12:45pm | From Learning to Action Part 2
What if we could leverage the collective talent and ideas of attendees at EconoUs2017 to create, improve, and work on actual projects in actual communities across Canada? What if you could bring the idea you’ve been working on and get focused coaching from the brilliant minds who will be at the conference?  What if you came to a learning conference and left with concrete action steps informed by that learning?

 

 

 

 

 

This year we will spend our final plenary session moving from learning to action through a rapid design and peer coaching process that helps accelerate ideas using the talent that’s in the room. Up to a quarter of the participants at EconoUs2017 will have an opportunity to work on their projects in a collaborative and dynamic process.  Think about the work you are doing, questions you have and places you are stuck. Gain the insight of a small group of peer coaches who will help bring fresh perspective and new ideas to your work. As a peer coach, you will gain inspiration and exposure to ideas that relate to work you’re doing while being part of helping bring great ideas to life.

Facilitated by: Chris Corrigan (Process Artist, a Teacher and a Facilitator of Social Technologies)

Location: Hotel Arts

12:45pm-1:00pm | Networking Break
1:00pm-2:30pm | Lunch and Closing Reception - Strengthening our efforts
Lunch will be served while we, as a delegation, continue to consider ways to advance innovations for shared prosperity on a national scale. In a ‘fireside chat’ and interview style setting we’ll hear from ATB CEO and community leader Dave Mowat in regards to how we can take bold new steps towards building thriving communities, creating good jobs and doing business differently. You will leave EconoUs2017 with what you came for (and more): new ideas, reflections, insights and a feeling of being part of a larger movement with others across the country.

 

 

 

 

Location: Hotel Arts

2:30pm-4:30pm | Poolside Party
Got some time to kill before your flight departs? Want to savour the EconoUs2017 vibe a little longer? Whatever your reason, you’ll find friends ready to hang out and keep the inspiration flowing poolside at Hotel Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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